1. Duke Ellington
Count Basie saxman Frank Wess and others celebrate Ellington’s peerless songbook.
2. Thelonious Monk
Wynton Marsalis and Cedar Walton explore the influence of perhaps the greatest bebop pianist.
3. Antonio Carlos Jobim
Trio da Paz and other bossa-novans play tunes by the profoundly romantic composer, sometimes called Brazil’s George Gershwin.